The events related to the great earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011 taught the Japanese people how deeply important are the bonds between all people, and how these bonds are the expression of love.
We in Japan were greatly moved by the tremendous support, encouragement, and love we received from people in countries all around the world. This provided hope not only for those most directly struck by the events, but for people throughout our country as well.
At Seisen we strive to put into practice the principles of our motto "Veritas & Caritas" (Truth and Love) by educating women with strong minds and independence who can bring the spirit of love and service to others and contribute to society.
Therefore, in this age of globalization, what we hope for our students and graduates is that they may contribute not only to their own local areas, but also to other countries and to the international community as a whole.
We encourage our students to learn the importance of diversity by having them come into contact with other cultures and systems of value during their early years. The number of our students who travel to other countries to study is increasing year by year. We are happy to see how their outlooks have broadened in studying abroad, and how they have matured through their experiences when they return home.
At the same time, we at Seisen welcome students from other countries. It is our hope that we may provide for the students who come to Seisen from other countries the same kind of wonderful place for learning that our students have experienced in their studies abroad. We further hope that, by studying together with Japanese students and experiencing Japanese life and customs, the foreign students who come to Seisen will be able to deepen their understanding and appreciation for Japan and that, with broadened outlooks, they may contribute to international society in the future.
President, Seisen University